OU Women’s Rugby Player Makes History as MMA Cage Fighter

Jinnie Pratt, Rugby

OU Women’s Rugby Player Makes History as MMA Cage Fighter

She is no stranger to full contact sports; OU Rugby Player Jinnie Pratt is taking on a new challenge, UFC style cage fighting for one of Oklahoma’s most well-known mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions.  Pratt will step into the cage for her debut fight Friday, January 16 at Rage in the Cage.  The event will be held at the historic Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein.

 

Pratt is a member of the Oklahoma Roses, The University of Oklahoma’s Women’s Rugby Club.  She is a starter on the team, was nominated as a Collegiate All-American last year and played for the West All-Star 7s team at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California in 2013.

 

She has proven herself in the sport all while working 2 jobs and going to school. This Friday, she adds MMA cage fighter to her resume.   “I’m already attached to MMA and really glad that I found this,” said Pratt.  “It came out of nowhere and when those opportunities happen you just have to take them.”

 

Pratt had only recently taken up the sport of MMA after watching male rugby player Nathan Trepagnier’s career blossom as a mixed martial artist. “I watched Nathan make something out of this and was seeing how much he loves it and it rubbed off on me, said Pratt. “I just thought I would have a lot of fun with this and started training.”

 

She will fight Oklahoma City debut fighter Katie Wade Friday night.  Wade trains out of R-1 Training Center in Del City, owned by UFC Champion and Oklahoma City Police Officer Matt Grice.

 

Pratt and Wade are set to make history as the first ever female cage fight for Rage in the Cage OKC.   Twelve additional bouts are slated for this history making fight card, including a fight between 2 MMA giants standing at 6’8” and 6’9”.

 

When:   Friday, January 16, 2015, Fights begin at 8 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)

 

Where:  Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein

 

Cost:   General Admission:  $30.00, Premium: $40.00, VIP Table: $55.00 Tickets may  be purchased at www.Ticketstorm.com, metro Party Galaxy locations, or at the door.

 

Information:

·         For more information about Rage in the Cage, please visithttps://www.facebook.com/rageinthecageokc

·         Visit Rage in the Cage’s YouTube Channel for videos:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZBhXXoB3s_vpVgv2r2wrfQ

·         For fighter profiles and/or photos please contact kimbershafer@aol.com

 

 

Media Contact: 

Kimber Shafer, (405) 990-8958 or kimbershafer@aol.com

 

 

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Rage in the Cage 34 FIGHT CARD, Fri. Jan., 16, 2015
OKC Farmers Public Market

(Amateur Fights)

Bout #1
Lloyd Wright Sr (OKC, OK/0-2-0) vs. Dalen Brock Thomas (Waleetka, OK/Debut)
Weight: 140

Bout #2
Kendall Carnahan (Duncan, OK/Debut) vs. Auney Castañeda (Frederick, OK/1-2-0) Weight:155

Bout #3
Jarett Krueger (Jones, OK/1-1-0) vs. Glen West (Waleetka, OK/0-2-0)
Weight:170

Bout #4
Nathan Trepagnier (Norman, OK/3-3-0) vs. Austin Miller (Norman, OK/Debut)
Weight:145

Bout #5
Ronson Calfy (Edmond, OK/Debut) vs. Marshall Cochrum (Granbury,TX/1-4-0)
Weight:HVY

Bout #6
Austin Gunter (OKC, OK/5-6-0) vs.Jermaine Neugent (OKC, OK/2-2-0)
Weight: 155 Weight: 155

Bout #7
Frederick Gunner (OKC, OK/1-0-0) vs. Johnny Rivas (Frederick, OK/Debut)
Weight: HVY

Bout #8
Jayson Dedmon (Yukon, OK/Debut) vs. Teagan Dooley (OKC, OK/Debut)
Weight:205

Bout #9
Ken Coulter (OKC, OK/6-1-0) vs. Austin Conrad (OKC, OK/1-3-0)
Weight:155

Bout #10
Katie Wade (OKC, OK/Debut) vs. Jinnie Pratt (Norman, OK/Debut)

Weight: 135 

(Professional Fights)

Bout #11
Diego Pichilingue (OKC, OK/1-0-0) vs Cody Anderson (Norman, OK/Debut)

Weight: 145 

Bout #12
Kidd Gomez (Noble, OK/1-0-0) vs. Ben Cothran (Vernon, TX/Debut) 

Weight:125

Bout #13
Jeremy Jones (OKC, OK/6-2-0) vs.Jason Anderson (Norman, OK/13-36)
Weight: 185

(Fight Card Subject to Change Without Notice)

Rage In The Cage OKC

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